Wednesday, October 08, 2008

CMWC27 - A Sketch Challenge

It was my turn today to post the challenge on the Papertrey Ink forum. I took the sketch (see below) right out of the Stampin' Up! catalog. (I almost feel like a trader using a Stampin' Up! catalog for a Papertrey sketch, but it just fit what I wanted to do so well...lol)

At this very moment, I have so many half-started projects that I'm beginning to lose focus. I have 5 CD calendars that I'm working on for Christmas gifts, 15 or so Halloween peek-a-boo boxes for co-workers, and pieces of a project for the resources page on Splitcoast due next month. I just received some new cuttlebug folders that I'm really dying to play with, but I don't dare start one more thing before I'm done with at least one of the projects above. Surely I'm not the only crafter out there with a workspace like this...want to reassure me a little? *grin* - wow, was that off topic or what. OK..back to the trader sketch...lol


Drawing sketches is not one of my strong points, and it's not for the lack of programs available to me...I just don't want to take the time to learn how to do them. That sounds really bad, but I just have so many other pressing matters that this task always takes a back seat. Bad or good, this is the sketch that I used.

I'm pleased with the way my card turned out, and I'm so loving the First Fruits set from Papertrey. My fall cards have always taken a backseat to Halloween and Christmas cards at this time of year, but with this set, I'm more motivated than ever to turn out some autumn greetings.

Please feel free to use the sketch above (I'm sure Stampin' Up! won't mind...lol). If you do use the sketch, please post a comment here along with a link so that I can see your creation! Thank you so much for popping in this Wednesday, it always makes me smile!

Stuff I Used: Stamps: First Fruits, Year Round Puns; Papers: Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Remix Patterned Paper, Vintage Cream; Inks: Burnt Umber; Other Stuff: Dark Chocolate Luxe Satin Ribbon, Dotted Organza Ribbon from my stash, Gold Cord (SU!) Corner Rounder, and Spiral Punch.

7 comments :

Julie Masse said...

Very pretty card Lynn! It's calm and soothing and a great sketch! Hoping to play . . . :)

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Great card, cool sketch!

Nancy said...

I'll offer some reassurance...I have a pretty good line-up of projects in the "finish me!" stages right now. I sometimes get easily distracted and start on something else, or just not sure how to finish something so set it aside. :)
I like your sketch and love the card you made with it. Will give it a whirl when I get back from visiting my daughter at college in Vermont!

Lorie said...

Your card is so unique! Great job!

Claire Brennan said...

Gorgeous card Lynn - and you're not on your own!! I have a dresser full of half finished things - and about 5 sets of PTI stamps that haven't even seen ink yet that I'm dying to play with.

Kimberly said...

SO much beautiful stuff going on in your blog, Lynn!!!!! LOVE the pizza box-going to have to give that a try!!!

Kristie said...

crafty can get really insane. I have a list of projects i want to start and just wont until everything in midprocess is done, but that seem to never end! But i love it. Most days i am doing "regular life" stuff just wishing I could be crafting. *sigh* some day I will have tons of time right?? I love your stuff and check on you every day! but no pressure.

k